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Pedalnorth is a website / blog / social media presence built for cyclists by cyclists, that has become a global cycling network. It is a simple idea that will do its best to retain a sense of independence, whilst striving to be amongst the best resources for cyclists of all ages and abilities visiting the north of England and in fact, the north of anywhere globally! We will always try to retain this as our focus. Pedalnorth is simply a group of like-minded cyclists, writers and photographers who love bikes and riding all over the world, with our new Global Cycling Team to spread the gospel. Starting off in 2012 in England, we've expanded immeasurably. 

North also now means simply heading in that direction - north of anywhere using 2 wheels, as we expand around the globe, promoting cycling heartsmiley

We are as free from advertising as you can get and take no money for promoting or advertising anything - the views are our own and totally free from bias. If it's on our website - it's simply because we like it! It's a hobby on steroids I suppose, that thankfully our partners and families allow us to do out of intrigue or pity!

Since we began, we've added new members to the team, and now have a defined structure. All are like minded, free-thinking cyclists, who believe that cyclist is the spice of life, and that information for cyclists should be free and written by free-thinkers.

Robert Thorpe - Executive Editor

I started cycling as soon as I could walk to a bike, being the son of a founder member of the 'Rough Stuff Fellowship', which came from a group of CTC cyclists in 1955 - my mum included. They believed that wherever you could go on foot, you could go on bike - and they did, traversing the hills of Great Britain and speeding down them XC style on touring bikes.

My favourite riding partner - either of my 2 sons. The Dales has some of the best climbs and best descents anywhere, and I feel lucky to live and ride in this area. I love climbing hills on trail or tarmac - even at my age it's a super way to challenge yourself. A good friend once told me that "speed is your friend" and I follow this mantra when descending - it adds to the grin level!

To meet the rest of the team that do all of the hard work, simply click the link below and find out what is all about, and why we're so successful globally